Michael De Luca Productions and Focus Features in association with Trigger Street Productions are in pre-production on the feature film “Fifty Shades of Grey”, which is based on the hugely popular best-selling novel of the same name by British author E. L. James. Universal Pictures announced on Saturday October 12, 2013 that actor Charlie Hunnam has dropped out of the lead role of Christian Grey due to his extremely busy television schedule not allowing him sufficient time to prepare for the lead role in “Fifty Shades of Grey”. The Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director is now seeking a new actor to play the lead role of Christian Grey. Dakota Johnson has previously been cast in the role of Anastasia Steele.
Redboard Productions and The Linson Company are in pre-production on the upcoming HBO series pilot “The Money”, and the Primetime Emmy Award nominated casting director has sent out casting calls for series regulars, possible recurring roles, guest stars, and day players. Shooting will get underway in New York City on October 5, 2013. The general extras, featured background actors, stand-ins, and photo-doubles will be cast throughout production.
Alcon Entertainment and Syncopy in association with Evolutionary Pictures and Straight Up Films are in production on the epic Warner Bros. Pictures sci-fi thriller feature film “Transcendence” starring Johnny Depp. Shooting will take place in New Mexico beginning mid-July. Two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner and four-time Casting Society of America Artios Award winner John Papsidera has cast the film’s starring and co-starring roles in Los Angeles. Now the extras casting director has issued a casting call for all ages and types in New Mexico.
Gotham Group is in the pre-production stage on the upcoming feature film “Camp X-Ray” and the Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director for the movie is holding auditions for lead, co-starring, and supporting roles. The extras, photo doubles, and stand-ins for the film’s stars will be cast closer to the start of shooting. Production is set to take place in Los Angeles, CA and will begin principal photography on July 15, 2013.
Johnny Depp plays a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a prototype supercomputer.
Alcon Entertainment and Syncopy in association with Evolutionary Pictures and Straight Up Films are in pre-production on the epic Warner Bros. Pictures sci-fi thriller feature film “Transcendence”. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles and Boston beginning in April, 2013. Two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner and four-time Casting Society of America Artios Award winner John Papsidera is casting the film’s starring and co-starring roles in Los Angeles. Additional principal actor casting will be taking place in Boston. The background performers and stand-ins will be cast locally in Boston. Experienced film crew members and production staff are also being hired locally in Massachusetts.
Uptown Productions and Bischoff Hervey Entertainment in association with Katlin/Bernstein Productions and Nickelodeon Productions are now in production on the second season of the hit multi-camera live-action family comedy series “See Dad Run”. The network has ordered 20 new episodes, and the show’s Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director is holding auditions for recurring, guest starring, and under-5 roles. The extras are being cast throughout the season, which will run through Summer, 2013. The series, which stars Scott Baio, is filmed on the Paramount Studios lot in the old “Happy Days” sound stage. Season two filming begins in March, 2013. The show airs Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Nick at Nite.
Gerber Pictures in association with Storyopolisis is in pre-production on the true-story survival drama feature film “Crazy for the Storm” for Warner Bros. Pictures. The movie centers on eleven-year-old Norman Ollestad, who survived a plane crash which left him stranded on an icy mountaintop by using the skills his father instilled in him. The film’s Primetime Emmy Award nominated casting director is conducting a national talent search for a 9-11 year old boy to play the lead role. The movie is based on Ollestad’s novel “Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival“. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles starting April, 2013.
From the producer and director of “Pearl Harbor” and the “Transformers” films comes this new exciting new teen oriented time travel themed feature film “Almanac”. The Primetime Emmy Award nominated casting director who cast such hit films as “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and the upcoming “The Lone Ranger” is auditioning actors for the starring and co-starring roles. The movies’ extras will be cast beginning in February, 2013 when principal photography begins. the shooting locations(s) have not yet been determined. Also, there has been no word on the film’s budget.
The hit series “Army Wives” has been given a 23-episode sixth season order and casting for the show’s guest stars are being cast out of New York, and additional principal actor casting is being done in South Carolina where shooting takes place. There is also an open casting call scheduled for extras – specifically seeking African-American men between the ages of 13 and 25, who weigh 190 pounds or less, and kids/teens of any ethnicity 3-17 years of age.
The independent feature film thriller “The Mule”, starring Academy Award nominated and Primetime Emmy Award winning actress Sharon Stone and Christian Slater, is currently casting the remaining lead roles, supporting roles, and day players. Also to be cast are extras, photo-doubles, and stand-ins for the film’s stars. Principal actor casting is taking place in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City, while all extras will be cast in Utah where filming will take place.